Equipment

  • HPLC-ICP-MS: PerkinElmer Series 200 HPLC + DRC-e ICP-MS: hyphenated system for analyzing the speciation of trace elements in solutions (extracts and water), e.g., forms of As (arsenate, arsenite, the methylated forms MMA and DMA, arsenobetain, etc.), Se (selenite, selenate, selenomethionin, etc.), Cr (hexavalent form), and Sn (organotin species) Cetac QuickTrace M7500 Mercury Analyzer: determination of mercury down to 1 ng/l
  • ICP-MS: Inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometer – PerkinElmer DRC-e: rapid determination of trace elements down to <1 µg/l
  • HPLC: High performance Liquid Chromatograph with multiple wavelength UV-DAD detector: determination of organic molecules absorbing in the UV spectrum
  • ICP-OES: Inductive coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry – VARIAN Vista MPX with SPS5 Sample Preparation System: Radial ICP emission spectrometer for the simultaneous determination of trace elements from levels up to mg/l and down to µg/l
  • Carbon, nitrogen, sulphur combustion analysis - CNS - CE-instruments NC2100 Soil: simultaneous combustion analysis of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur percentages on small (approx. 5 mg) solid samples
  • TOC/IC analyser - Shimadzu TOC-V CPN: Determination of total, inorganic and organic carbon in solution Ion chromatography - Metrohm 761 Compact IC with Metrohm 788 IC filtration sample processor: determination of anions (F-, Cl-, NO3-, SO42-, PO43-) in water
  • Nitrogen distillation unit - Tecator Kjeltec System 1002 Distilling Unit: Ammonia distilling unit for the determination of nitrogen
  • Microwave sample preparation system: CEM Mars
  • Other support equipment includes: pH, EC, and mv-meters, colorimeters, pH-stat-equipment, centrifuges, shakers, grinders, ovens, muffle furnaces, hot plates, microbalances.